16 September, 2006

Papa Don’t Preach

For a guy that has been silent so long, he has really exploded on the scene with force! As the “papa” of an institution that has launched the inquisition to cleanse souls, burned scientists to keep thoughts pure, lynched progressive woman to prevent witchery and slaughtered millions in pointless crusades, you would think that he would confine himself to debates about the currently fashionable form of papa-approved ™ contraceptives.

Alas, what did the world expect of an institution that has approved ignorance when it was to its advantage, condoned Nazi and Fascist believes when it was fashionable, Refuses to apologize for the massacres against humanity during – but not limited to – the crusades and has turned a blind eye to the atrocities that have happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

My advice to the papa-papa-pacy is to have a long, frank and self revealing conversation with Michael Jackson about their mutual interests and other initiatives to save little boys from around the world.

As for Kofi Anan, well…in the last war in the Middle East the enemy openly declares its use of at least 1,000,000 cluster bombs, numerous phosphorous shells and their dependence on targeting civilians as strategy. Not only Annan has been silent over these issues and the fact that some of the U.N troops where annihilated by “Surgical-Smart-Missiles”, he has played the role of a top diplomat well. That is if you consider playing dumb and ultra-objective as being diplomatic.

Roll Over and have a biscuit.


DG said...

Hesham, thanks for the nice post. But I am not surprised by what the Pope said. Why? I will paste down few verses of Quran, hopefully it will make the picture clear.

O People of the Scripture: "Why do you mix truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know?" (3:71)

Many of the People of the Scripture wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even, after the truth (that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger) has become manifest unto them. But forgive and overlook, till Allah brings His Command. Verily, Allah is Able to do all things. (2:109)

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Signs of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. (3:19)

And this is what Quran advises us to do in such situations:

You shall certainly be tried and tested in your wealth and properties and in your personal selves, and you shall certainly hear much that will grieve you from those who received the Scripture before you (Jews and christians) and from those who ascribe partners to Allah, but if you persevere patiently, and become pious then verily, that will be a determining factor in all affairs, and that is from the great matters, [which you must hold on with all your efforts]. (3:186)

DG said...

Say (O Muhammad) "O People of the Scripture! You have nothing (as regards guidance) till you act according to the Torah, the Gospel, and what has (now) been sent down to you from your Lord (the Qur'an)." Verily, that which has been sent down to you (Muhammad) from your Lord increases in many of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. So be not sorrowful over the people who disbelieve.

Lirun said...

when did we delcare that we targeted civillians as strategy? is that what they are showing you on tv?

the solution to propaganda is not a counter-dose..

wishing us all peace and wishing the pope would revert to his much more productive silence..

anyway.. where does the pope go for confessional?


confused said...

Anyone can make any point by quoting a piece of text, it doesn't mean it proves anything.

Do we know exactly what the Pope said, and in which context? If not, we can't say anything either way if it was offensive or not.

Is there a recording from this event? A transcript?

I don't get why people get so upset over something that we don't really know much about. Once all the facts are clearly presented, then it's time to react, but we're not at that point yet.

winnie da poo... said...

I've been seeing quite a bit of reaction to what the pope (pbuh) said...but never so far a complete quote of what the pope (pbuh) actually said...

Is the actual text available anywhere (links anyone?)...

The we can find out what exactly he (pbuh) said that these people are reacting to..

Woke said...

Nice post :D

trailingspouse said...

The text of the Pope's speech is here courtesy of the BBC.

bizzwhizz said...

well its the poeple behind any idea or philosophy that make up the strength. the pope could have said anything but if we as humans from telaviv to dubai and oman to uk realise that something is wrong then it looses weight. so we should side with the logic and what will bring us together instead of drawing lines

Anonymous said...

this pope looks evil in this photo. he cannot compare to john paul AT ALL

marwan said...

Great photo. Why, it's the Christmas Nazi Pope!

pRoUd said...

صمت دهراً ثم نطق كفراً

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